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The last American aristocrat : the brilliant life and improbable education of Henry Adams, David S. Brown

Label
The last American aristocrat : the brilliant life and improbable education of Henry Adams
Title
The last American aristocrat
Title remainder
the brilliant life and improbable education of Henry Adams
Statement of responsibility
David S. Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Illuminates the achievements of the nineteenth-century historian, writer, and intellectual, discussing Adams's relationships with political leaders inside and outside of his family and his witness to the dawn of modern America
  • "Henry Adams is perhaps the most eclectic, accomplished, and important American writer of his time. His autobiography and modern classic The Education of Henry Adams was widely considered one of the best English-language nonfiction books of the 20th century. The last member of his distinguished family—after great-grandfather John Adams, and grandfather John Quincy Adams—to gain national attention, he is remembered today as an historian, a political commentator, and a memoirist. Now, historian David Brown sheds light on the brilliant yet under-celebrated life of this major American intellectual. Adams not only lived through the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution but he met Abraham Lincoln, bowed before Queen Victoria, and counted powerful figures, including Secretary of State John Hay, Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, and President Theodore Roosevelt as friends and neighbors. His observations of these men and their policies in his private letters provide a penetrating assessment of Gilded Age America on the cusp of the modern era." -- Inside front jacket flap
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, David S.
Dewey number
  • 973.072/02
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E175.5.A2
LC item number
B76 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adams, Henry
  • Historians
  • Authors, American
Target audience
adult
Label
The last American aristocrat : the brilliant life and improbable education of Henry Adams, David S. Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-423) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1206358215
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 451 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982128234
Lccn
bl2020046860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1206358215
Label
The last American aristocrat : the brilliant life and improbable education of Henry Adams, David S. Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-423) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1206358215
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 451 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982128234
Lccn
bl2020046860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1206358215

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